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High Point, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of High Point is the 9th largest city in North Carolina with a population of 112,697 as of July 1, 2019. High Point ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for High Point is located at latitude 35.9557 and longitude -80.0053 in Guilford County. The formal boundaries for the City of High Point encompass a land area of 54 sq. miles and a water area of 1.52 sq. miles. Guilford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 922 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of High Point are located in Guilford County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Davidson County, Randolph County, and Forsyth County.

The City of High Point (GNIS ID: 2404696) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of High Point is located within Township of High Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guilford County.


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High Point, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

High Point, NC Housing Affordability Index is 140
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

High Point, NC Wealth Index is 70
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 112,697 (100%)
Population in Households 108,812 (96.6%)
Population in Families 86,940 (77.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,885 ( 3.4%)
Population Density 2,021
Diversity Index2 70
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,457
Average Household Income $68,195
Per Capita Income $26,989
Wealth Index4 70

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 50,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,282 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,687 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,055 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $169,392
Housing Affordability Index3 140
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 43,969
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 27,914
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.78% 0.74%
Households 0.72% 0.73%
Families 0.55% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

High Point, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares High Point to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 99th
Population Density # 33 96th
Diversity Index # 76 90th
Median Household Income # 288 61st
Per Capita Income # 272 63rd

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